By Megan Hecox
Tonight will be Day 3 for the Sr High Lady Bulldogs who will play their third game in a row since Monday night. Both Sr High teams played in back to back matches on Monday and Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs will play tonight in Round 2 of the Booneville Invitational with the boys getting back in the action on Thursday. Whew!!! If the Bulldogs are tired, they sure don’t show it. Waldron hosted the Mena Bearcats in last nights game and although both Bulldog teams lost, they still managed to pile up 84 points between them.
The (1-5) Lady Bulldogs never wavered against the Lady Bearcats despite how hard Mena tried to push. The girls kept pace with the Lady Bearcats the entire length of the game but unfortunately there can only be one winner. The Lady Bearcats walked away with the win 40-33. Girls Head Coach Josh Atchley said this about his team, “The girls played with much more passion against Mena than they did on Monday against Danville. We just have to keep building. We still have lots of work to do.” The Lady Bulldogs return tonight to play in the Booneville Invitational against the Mansfield Tigers at 4 pm.
The (6-1) Bulldogs took their first loss, 71-51, in last nights game against the Bearcats. As the saying goes, “I never lose. Either I win or learn.” And that’s just what the Bulldogs are going to do. They will fix the problem, learn from it, and move on. Boys Head Coach Joshua Brown said, “We appreciate everyone who came out last night and supported us. We will not feel sorry for ourselves or make excuses. We will go back to work and get ready for our game on Thursday. Sometimes in life, the ball doesn’t bounce our way or go as planned but we WILL rise above it.” The Bulldogs get back in the game when they play Round 2 in the Booneville Invitational on Thursday against the Dover Pirates at 5:30 pm.
Photos courtesy of Sandy Tull
By Megan Hecox